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Paternity Leave – Updates April 2019

UPDATE 1.3.2019 Royal Decree approved stating Paternity Leave at 8 weeks for 2019, as of April 1st, increasing to 12 in 2020 and 16, so equal to Maternity Leave, in 2021, with increasing part obligatory. Also, the ‘protection’  peri

Autonomos / Self Employed And Sick Pay

You might find this FAQs section on the Seguridad Social website helpful. It involves a bit more paperwork than just your ´baja´ from a medical professional. If the page does not show in English, you can change the language with the option to

Legal Minimum Age To Work In Spain

As of 16 years you are allowed to work in Spain, but only re jobs on a contract that the parents are in agreement with, as long as the working hours are during the day, and the work is not considered detrimental to their health or development.

Autonomo /self Employed And La Renta – Possible Deductions?

Please follow THIS LINK for a listing of a whole lot of possible deductions re the annual Rental declaration for Autonomos. In Spanish. This article is from 2015. For the RENTA declaration 2017 (so tax year 2016) please consult the info in THIS

Trial Period Work Contract – Info On Legalities, Consequences, Choices

First of all, the trial period – periodo de prueba – is valid for both contract parties, so both employer and employee. For info about giving notice or being given notice, this FAQs from our webiste. You do not have the right to any

Can I Be Fired For Being Ill?

Since the Reforma Laboral in 2012, you CAN be fired if you are absent from work, even with justification from you GP, under certain circumstances. If you are intermittently absent from work, for 20% of the workdays in a 2 month period, and if yo

Breaks, Maximum Working Hours/day For Employees

According to the presently valid Statute for Employees you are allowed at least a 15 minute break if your working day is longer than 6 hours. 30 minute break if you´re under 18 and working longer than 4,5 hours. Between one working day and the

Paternity Leave, For How Long Can I Claim It?

Status quo 2015. You can claim for 15 natural days. Was supposed to have been amplified to a whole month by January 1st, but not approved by government. Update per 1.1.2017 Amplification to 4 weeks now a fact! Apart from the 2 days ´permiso de

Fogasa – What Does It Stand For And Why Should All Employees Know About It?

FOGASA is the Fondo de Garantía Salarial, the Salary Guarantee Fund, an autonomous organism in Spain that takes care of the payment of debts from employers towards employees when they cannot themselves, because of declared insolvency or when th

Can I Claim My Unemployment Benefit In Spain?

Transferring unemployment benefits In general, to receive unemployment benefits you need to stay in the country which pays your benefits. However, under certain conditions you can go to another EU country to look for work and continue to receive

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